This is clear view of the torn change lever dust seal from the top (cabin).
Ball of the change lever exposed, which will wear it down in the long run.
Worn seal and the brand new one with the change lever ball seat inserted.
Base on the service manual, the Change Lever Dust Seal B is installed with the small opening facing upwards. Which will expose the ball of the lever as shown above.
In my case, I had the dust seal flip over. This is so to prevent the ball being exposed and keeps the lithium grease in.
After installation, all u can see is the Dust Seal.
Gear change feels very much more positive and no more uncertainty when putting to reverse gear :)